Have you ever been lucky enough to see a moose in the wild? They are large beautiful animals, that are often hard to spot. How much do you know about moose? Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings wants to teach you a little bit about the beautiful animal.
Interesting Facts About Moose
Moose are very solitary animals unless it is mating season. When a calf is born it is usually 25 to 35 pounds. It is not uncommon for a moose to have twins. The calf will stay with her mother until they are about a year and a half. After that, if the calf is a male, the mother will chase it off. If it is a female, the mother won’t chase it off, but the calf will eventually wander off on its own. If you see a moose eating, it will most likely feed on higher shrubs and grass. Mainly because lowering their heads to the ground can be difficult. They will even scrape the snow with their hooves to clear off places so that they can eat. Moose are very strong swimmers and can swim up to 10 miles without stopping.
What Does a Real Moose Look Like?
Moose are generally brown, but they may vary in the range of color from light to dark brown. A bull moose will be darker than a cow moose. They have very large palm-shaped antlers that can span up to 6 feet and can weigh up to 40 pounds. A bull moose will shed its antlers between Mid-December and January. Once this happens they begin to grow new ones. The antlers can take up to about five months to develop. A moose is a very large animal but can vary in size depending on the type of species or location it is in.
What Kind of Moose are in North America?
There are four different types of species of moose in North America. There are Eastern moose, Shiras moose, Alaska Moose, and Western moose.
Eastern moose- Eastern moose are in the northeast US and eastern Canada. You will find these around Quebec, Maine, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. The eastern bull moose will weigh about 1400 pounds with a height of 5.6 – 6.6 feet at the shoulder. The cow moose is smaller and weighs about 800 pounds and average 5.6 feet tall.
Shiras moose – You find these moose in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, and Alberta. The Shiras moose are the smallest moose in North America. The bull moose will weigh about 1200 pounds and about 5 feet tall at the shoulder.
Western Moose- Western moose are in Central Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. They like to eat birch trees and other territorial vegetation. A bull moose is about 840 to 1580 pounds and stands about 6 to 6.6 feet to the shoulder. A cow moose is 500 to 1500 pounds and is only 5.5 feet to the shoulder.
Alaska moose- Alaska moose are the largest moose in North America. You will find these moose in northwest Canada and Alaska. They can weigh about 1600 pounds and be almost 6.9 feet tall. A cow moose is smaller at 1300 pounds.
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Moose are very beautiful animals that you may not see very often. If you love this animal get a wood carving of one to put in your home or cabin. Give Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings a call today and get your moose carving.